Care To Think Heads 2019 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds

July 9, 2019

Care To Think Heads 2019 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds

Matthew Dunn’s Magic Millions Cup winner Care To Think heads the field, weights and latest betting odds for Wednesday’s 2019 Ramornie Handicap on Day 1 of the Grafton Cup Carnival.

Care To Think. Photo: Steve Hart.

Care To Think is favourite to return to winning form in the 2019 Ramornie Handicap on Wednesday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Always a popular winter sprint, this year’s Listed $160,000 Ramornie Handicap (1200m) will run at a capacity 16 starters with the first three emergencies already gaining a start due to a number of early scratchings.

Set to carry the 59kg topweight from gate six with veteran hoop Jim Byrne in the saddle is So You Think five-year-old from Murwillumbah Care To Think.

The gelding chases his first victory since the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions Cup back in January of 2018 so is out to break a notable winning drought.

A multiple Group 1 performer, Care To Think was last seen running second last when 11th behind Victorem at Doomben in the Listed Lough Neagh Quality (1350m) last December.

Back from his lengthy let-up, the galloper comes off two eye-catching trials and looks well-suited to the Soft-rated Grafton track.

Fresh over the 1200m Care To Think is a genuine chance to atone and heads the latest Ramornie Handicap odds at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $3.90.

Despite the capacity field just two other horses are under double-figures in the Ramornie Handicap betting for 2019 with early market mover Haunted ($4.60) and the widely-drawn Whypeeo ($9).

Money is coming for the James Cummings-trained Godolphin galloper, Lonhro four-year-old Haunted, who has strong form over the distance (5:2-0-0).

Like Care To Think this gelding is looking for atonement after failing to fire last time out finishing second last (9th) at Flemington in the Listed Straight Six (1200m) back in late May.

Haunted is better on Soft going, which he will get on Wednesday, and will drop in weight with the in-form Rachel King booked for the ride.

Whypeeo has also had early support for the punters backed in from double-figures, the well-bred Toby Edmonds-trained I Am Invincible four-year-old traveling from the Gold Coast.

His winter form has been hit and miss, but his lead-up run was strong when under a length beaten for third over this distance at Doomben on just last Saturday.

On the very quick back-up, Whypeeo is fit and firing and has the pace to challenge at Grafton.

Other notable Ramornie Handicap hopefuls this winter include last-start winners Top Striker ($10), Smartypy ($11) and Star Boy ($16).

Veteran seven-year-old Top Striker has his 42nd career start this week, the evergreen galloper racing at Grafton for the first time on Wednesday following a nice lead-up win over 1100m on a Heavy (9) Rosehill track on June 29.

Smartypy for former top jockey turned trainer Chris Munce also shapes up as a nice Each Way shot in the Ramornie.

The Brisbane-trained Smart Missile mare has been ultra-consistent throughout her entire autumn – winter campaign.

Two back she finished third as a roughie hope at Doomben in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes (1200m) before a fighting win over Ef Troop at Ipswich over the 1200m on June 15.

Star Boy meanwhile chases a third win on the trot and his fourth win from five starts.

The Brett Cavanough-trained Pluck four-year-old from Scone last seen saluting at Tamworth in a Benchmark 86 carrying 58.5kg and so will relish coming back to the 54kg minimum here as he rises in grade.

The Ramornie Handicap 2019 is scheduled as Grafton Race 7 at 4:00pm on Wednesday ahead of the Clarence River Jockey Club’s Grafton Cup Day on Thursday.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Magic Millions Classic Favouri...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiw...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiwia Goes Back-to-Back

Trainer Archie Alexander was over the moon with the surprise 2019 Ballarat Cup...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister ...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister Sea Wolf Wins for Waller

Master Sydney-based horseman Chris Waller continued his brilliant spring...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luv...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luvaluva Firming Favourite

After battling for top spot in The Gong 2019 betting earlier in the week, the...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Upda...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019...

Horse Racing Today

2020 Victory Stakes Results: S...

Gunsynd Classic 2020 Results: ...

Gunsynd Classic 2020 Results: Winner Supergiant Targets Rough Habit

Gold Coast trainer Michael Costa celebrated his first Group victory at Eagle...

Champagne Classic Winner Rothf...

Champagne Classic Winner Rothfire Firms in J.J. Atkins Betting

Rob Heathcote’s well-tried two-year-old Rothfire is onto the Group 1 J.J....

2020 Victory Stakes Day Scratc...

2020 Victory Stakes Day Scratchings: Eagle Farm Track Report

A much-altered Victory Stakes Day 2020 program runs at Eagle Farm Racecourse...

2020 The Goodwood Results: Tre...

2020 The Goodwood Results: Trekking Beats Gytrash in the Final Stride

The Godolphin-raced Trekking celebrated a second career Group 1 getting up in...

Race Results

2020 Victory Stakes Results: Stradbroke Handicap Next for Victorem

Gunsynd Classic 2020 Results: Winner Supergiant Targets Rough Habit

Champagne Classic Winner Rothfire Firms in J.J. Atkins Betting

2020 The Goodwood Results: Trekking Beats Gytrash in the Final Stride

2020 Dark Jewel Classic Results: Irithea Scores Deserving Win

Race Previews

Ballistic Boy Shoots To Top of 2020 Rough Habit Plate Field & Odds

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Barriers: Favourite Dawn Passage Draws Outside

2020 JJ Atkins Field & Betting: Favourite Rothfire Draws Wide

Trekking Leads Capacity 2020 Stradbroke Handicap Field

Fred Best Classic 2020 Betting Update: Hightail Scratched for Stradbroke

Fields & Form

Ballistic Boy Shoots To Top of 2020 Rough Habit Plate Field & Odds

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Barriers: Favourite Dawn Passage Draws Outside

2020 JJ Atkins Field & Betting: Favourite Rothfire Draws Wide

Trekking Leads Capacity 2020 Stradbroke Handicap Field

Fred Best Classic 2020 Betting Update: Hightail Scratched for Stradbroke